SWISS makes two management appointments

20 May 2005

Frank Meyer becomes the new head of Information Technology at SWISS as of June 1, succeeding Robert Bornträger as Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer. Incumbent Secretary General Reto Schmid expands his portfolio to become the new Chief of Staff with immediate effect.

The SWISS Board of Directors approved two top management appointments at its meeting yesterday.

As of June 1 Frank Meyer takes up the post of Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, in which he will be in charge of the airline's Information Technology unit. Up until now Frank Meyer has been head of Systems Planning and deputy to Robert Bornträger, who leaves SWISS at the end of May. Frank Meyer is 34 years old and the holder of an Executive MBA in Business Engineering from University of St. Gallen.

As Executive Vice President Chief of Staff, Reto Schmid will be responsible for Aeropolitical & Public Affairs, Legal Services and Internal Audit as well as the Secretary General's office. This new position clusters key administrative positions for more effective co-ordination and integration of the units involved. Optimum support of the CEO is another benefit of the new set-up. Reto Schmid, a 39-year-old lawyer, has held the position of Secretary General at SWISS for the past three years. He will continue in this role within his new assignment.